Wausau's rich and varied economy encompasses industry leaders in papermaking, lumber, insurance, fine Wisconsin cheese and other agricultural products. Recreation abounds here too, with sports, parks and the popular Rib Mountain, a scenic setting in the spring and summer as well as a skiing/snowboarding mecca come wintertime. Rounding out the cultural spectrum are a flourishing arts scene, carefully preserved historic districts and a variety of nightlife spots that range from music venues to local pubs.
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